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Ehrlich wins GOP nod to face Md. Gov. O’Malley

Robert Ehrlich wins GOP nod in Maryland, setting up rematch against Gov. Martin O’Malley. Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich has defeated investor Brian Murphy in the Republican primary for Maryland governor. Ehrlich’s victory Tuesday sets up a rematch in November against Democratic incumbent Gov. Martin O’Malley, who easily won his primary…

Obama: End of Iraq combat mission not victory lap

Obama: Still work to be done in Iraq Hours before addressing the nation, President Barack Obama told U.S. troops just back from Iraq that his speech outlining the withdrawal of combat forces “is not going to be a victory lap” nor a cause for celebration. “There’s still a lot of…

Senate nominee Alvin Greene charged with showing porn to college student

The man whose unexpected victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary for the US Senate sparked concerns of voting fraud has been indicted for showing obscene materials to a college student, the Associated Press reported Friday. Alvin Greene, an unemployed former military service member, won the June primary to run…

Ex-Florida GOP chairman arrested, charged with grand theft

‘Federal prosecutors are also examining party activities under the watch of Greer and Governor Crist’ Like BP and Jay Leno, Florida’s governor is having a tough year. The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida was arrested Wednesday for allegedly running a scam bilking money from the party. The…

Paul wins, Specter loses, Dems keep Murtha’s seat in flurry of anti-incumbent sentiment

Insurgent US Republican voters in Kentucky routed their party’s establishment candidate and selected iconoclastic political outsider Rand Paul on Tuesday night, a clear show of anger at Washington ahead of November elections to decide control of the US Congress. Similarly, Democrats in Pennsylvania appeared to have ended the political career…

Newly-minted Sen. Scott Brown refuses Palin, Tea Party invite

The honeymoon, it seems, is over. Sen. Scott Brown, whose unexpected victory saw the end of a legacy of liberalism in Massachusetts, is now refusing an invitation from the Tea Party movement — and Sarah Palin, the very figures who helped Brown score his Senate seat. Tea Partiers are gathering…

Facing 80,000 protesters, Thai military retreats

BANGKOK (AFP) – Thai troops retreated from several security posts in the capital Saturday, bowing to demands from 80,000 jubilant red-shirted protesters who mounted a rally to demand fresh elections. The “Red Shirts” loyal to ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra targeted seven points where soldiers have been stationed during two weeks…

Watch: Obama: ‘This is what change looks like’

Good evening, everybody. Tonight, after nearly 100 years of talk and frustration, after decades of trying, and a year of sustained effort and debate, the United States Congress finally declared that America’s workers and America’s families and America’s small businesses deserve the security of knowing that here, in this country,…

NYT columnist peddles ‘post-modern illusions’ and ‘propaganda’ to varnish Bush legacy

Stanley Fish, author of The New York Times‘ “Opinionator” column, must have a soft spot for George W. Bush. In a recent piece, he employs just about every argument one could make to varnish the Bush legacy, fishing for proof in what one writer called “post-modern illusions” and citing a…

Beck rips Brown: ‘This one could end with a dead intern’

Supporters of Senator-elect Scott Brown winced as he offered up one of his daughters as “available” in his victory speech Tuesday night. On Wednesday, Glenn Beck took to his radio program to sharply criticize Brown’s remarks. The controversial host suggested that Brown needed to be “monitored” because “this one could…

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